showcase new york issue 240 Oct 2010Featuring creative talent and services from the most exciting production locations
Welcome to the latest issue of Showcase New York, brought to you by Production Paradise. We present the very best of visual media industry, with more information available in our dedicated Photo and Film directories.
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Our cover photo was shot by Jacques Dequeker and produced by No-Name Productions.
- photo agents
Jed Root New York photo agents
Jed Root, Inc. is the premier agency for leading fashion photographers, stylists, and hair and make-up artists within the fashion industry. The artists represented by Jed Root contribute to projects including advertising campaigns, editorial photo shoots and fashion shows.
Founded in 1989 in New York, the agency offers true global representation to its artists with offices in New York, Paris, London, and an affiliation with Kohno Management in Japan that provides the company's services internationally.
Today, Jed Root sustains its commitment to supplying top talent and continues to set precedents within the always evolving fashion industry.
Visit the website or click through to the blog to learn more about the talent represented at Jed Root.
mergeleft reps, inc. New York photo agents
MergeLeft is a New York-based agency that represents some of the best talent in the business. The agency is built on the premise that it nurtures the right talent, collaborates with the best clients, always exceeds expectations, and has a fantastic time doing it.
The MergeLeft talent are photographers Mark Tucker, Karen Pearson, Gustavo Marx, Matthew Furman, Margaret Malandruccolo, George Fulton and Jerry Errico, and hair and make-up artist Ronnie Peterson.
Advertising agencies, magazines and Fortune 500 companies are the clients with which MergeLeft produces award-winning work.
ETC Creative New York photo agents
ETC Creative represents creative visionaries in photography and video. With offices in New York and Chicago, the company's artists collaborate with advertising agencies, design firms and corporations to create solid branding for their clients.
With unparalleled resources ETC Creative's projects are accomplished on-target and within budget, with success measured on creativity, high-level performance and trust. The company is amongst the best in the industry, representing award-winning talent and ensuring fun is had by all along the way.
- Shinichi Maruyama - Still Life photography / Phantom video.
- Kevin Banna - Lifestyle and Portrait (photography and video).
- Thomas Chadwick - Lifestyle, Conceptual and Portrait.
- Brian Steege - Lifestyle and Children (photography and video).
- Liza Littlhawk - Food and Still Life.
- Chris Cassidy - Food.
- Zave Smith - Lifestyle.
- Stephen Churchill Downes - Lifestyle.
- Clint Blowers - Beverage and Still Life.
- photo production
No-Name Productions New York photo production
No-Name Productions offers full service and fully insured photo production and coordination with resourceful techniques, an extensive nationwide network of premier artists and celebrities, and a deadline-driven service.
Services include location scouting, model casting and artist booking, on-set coordination, budget management, art buying and celebrity wranglers for catalogue, advertising, editorial shoots and B-roll video needs.
This Showcase features some of No-Name's latest production projects in New York:
- Studio shoot for Tatler Magazine; Rooftop location for Wish Report Magazine; On location in the Meat Packing district for Vogue Magazine, all photographed by Jacques Dequeker.
Visit the website or call 212 920 7880 (NY), 310 880 4546 (LA), or 305 677 2583 (Miami).
Mission Photo Production New York photo production
It has been a multifaceted summer for Mission Photo Production. For Rolex, a Frank Lloyd Wright jewel in Florida, scouted by Mission, proved to be the perfect backdrop for a portrait of an emerging tennis player. Following this, Mission produced three fashion stories for the venerable German department store Ludwig Beck, photographed by David Burton c/o Brigitta Horvat. Mission also produced an eyewear and watches shoot for Uli Holz and Davidoff, and when Kai-Uwe Gundlach undertook a whirlwind world tour for Smart, Mission orchestrated the New York portion of the shoot.
Mission Photo Production is gearing up for what looks to be a fourth quarter full of exciting challenges. Mary Pratt is approaching the projects on her table with a sharp eye towards the creative needs and the comfort of her clients, while she maintains a healthy respect for the budgetary constraints of current market conditions. Like engineering a bridge with exactly the right amount of steel, there is an art to producing a beautiful campaign with economy. Mary prides herself on this skill.
Barrington New York photo production
Barrington Production Group provides services geared to casting, productions, brand marketing, celebrity endorsements, consulting and contract negotiations within the fashion and beauty industries.
Services include art buying, crews, equipment, studio and location scouting, set design, travel, accommodation and post production, no matter the size of the project.
The company specialises primarily in the Caribbean, Miami and New York markets.
- film production companies
Dirty Dawg Films New York commercial production
Dirty Dawg Films is a full service production company representing the best directors in the industry. The company strives to deliver originality in film and video content with client concepts while providing full-scale strategic production skills. With years of experience in the creative industry, its team of directors and producers has successfully merged the world of still photography with that of film.
Antoine Verglas has enjoyed a prestigious and outwardly unstoppable career in photography that has easily transferred into the world of film. His unique and sensual style celebrates women of all ages, depicting them in a powerful and positive manner. Antoine skillfully illustrates the current fashion and lifestyle trends without overwhelming the independence of his subjects.
His most recent film endeavors can be seen in a music video for Deluka and beauty spots for both Antiflirt and Avon.
Wilhelm Scholz' clean lines and dynamic lighting turns each assignment into a masterpiece of its own. His passion and spirit for unique filmmaking is strong and his dedication to every project impeccable. His distinctive camera angles and fast paced directing make him a force to be reckoned with. Check out his reel to experience the true beauty.
Clients include American Express, Motorola, Kohler, Ford Motor Company, Cunard, Mobil Oil, Michelin, Philip Morris, Sprint, Abbott Pharmaceuticals, Miller Beer, American Airlines, UPS, US Army. European clients include AEG, Umbro, Renault, Allianz, Ferrari, Geo and Alfa Romeo.
- post production
Zerone Inc. New York creative post production
Latest projects from [zerone] include:
- Volkswagen brochures for Jetta, Golf GTI and Tiguan for Deutsch, LA. Shot by Markus Wendler, c/o L/L Reps. [zerone] retouched on location in Los Angeles.
- FEMA, Ad Council and The Vidal Partnership agency teamed up for an awareness campaign about natural disasters: "Having a plan is essential." The same was true for this project since the visuals were created from numerous bits and pieces of stock imagery.
Visit the website for more information.
Nino Andonis New York * new talents
Based in New York, Nino Andonis brings a unique style and award-winning food photography to the market. "A good photograph is visually provocative and based on solid ideas as its essential ingredient," says Nino. "My images evoke seduction through an intimate perspective in a way that fulfills your appetite.”
Recent work includes Sabra Hummus with agency Strawberry Frog. Nino shot 18 hummus products, 23 ingredients and 12 hummus-based recipes; 53 images in total including variations, photographed and retouched in seven days. Read more about the shoot on the blog.
Clients include Strawberry Frog, Sabra, JWT, Nestlé, New York Times Style Magazine, More, Women's Health and Urban Zen Foundation.
Nino is represented by Michael Ash Partners.
Robert Randall New York advertising photographers
Robert Randall is an internationally renowned, award-winning photographer. He has been making masterful images "since last week; prior to that, everything is suspect!"
Clients include American Medical Association, Burger King, Citibank, Coors, Discover Card, Eli Lilley, McDonald's, Miller, Motorolla, Pfizer, Sears, Shure, State Farm, UCLA Medical Center, and many more.
Robert often shoots on location in New York, though he also has a Chicago-based studio. With a strong crew behind him, he is adept at shooting in any location in extreme conditions. Clients love his easygoing manner and his ability to come up with solutions on the fly.
Visit his website for samples of his latest work. He is represented by W+S+W Creative.
Gary Sloan Studios New York food & drink photographers
"Remember that amazing lunch we shared sitting on an old wool blanket, on the cliff watching the storms fast approach just below those castle ruins on the coast of Scotland? Just a simple shepherd's sandwich, a cup of green pea soup, and a bottle of wine. I can still taste it. And see it. And want it again."
All it takes is a story and food can come alive.
The team at Gary Sloan Studios loves to create that story, and has been doing so on location or in the studio for over 25 years.
Visit the website for more information.
Stewart Cohen Pictures New York advertising photographers
Director and photographer Stewart Cohen is known for his boundless energy in capturing the spirit of the people he shoots. A recent client commented, “His good humour is evidenced in the work he produces and helps create a great atmosphere on set.”
Shooting both stills and motion gives Stewart the ability to maintain continuity across his clients’ message. His skill set is now being utilized in interesting ways in the emerging world of interactive technology.
Stewart is represented by Bernstein & Andriulli - (1) 212 682 1490. Visit his website for more information.
Rich Begany New York advertising photographers
Bold, sensual and modern. These are the words that best describe Rich Begany's work. His unique eye for detail and modern interpretation that plays between colour and texture mark this young still life photographer's work across the beauty and style business. In collaborations with his clients, Rich seeks a careful balance allowing an object's design to inform the lighting and composition before applying digital tools to arrive at the best solution.
Based in New York, he recently moved into a new Flatiron-area studio. His client list includes a range of advertising and design agencies, corporate clients and magazines. Recent work includes projects for Lindt Excellence Dark Chocolate, MAC Cosmetics and Sephora. Visit his website to see the most recent portfolio updates.
Rich is represented by Traffic Creative Management.
Jens Ingvarsson New York fashion photographers
Based in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Jens Ingvarsson is a fashion photographer who recently moved to New York City after several years of travelling and living in some of the world's most culturally diverse and exotic countries.
His fresh and well-distinguished style is both sincere and ironic; his photographs are simple and raw, yet witty and provocative. A major in psychology, he's known for creating and maintaining a good vibe and establishing a positive connection with his models during a photo session.
A creative use of both available and studio light along with an element of improvisation is what defines his photography technique.
Jens knows the fashion industry from various angles. He created and managed one of today's most successful modelling agencies in the developing markets of South-East Asia. Great communication skills and outstanding business ethics are the result of this experience.
A book named "50 Fashion Photographs" by Ilex Press, London, due to be published in February 2011, will feature some of his work.
Reed + Rader New York * new talents
Pamela Reed and Matthew Rader are a creative team based in New York. Their work combines mediums of photo, video and animation mixed with futurist concepts of augmented reality and how photography and the arts will evolve with technology. Their work is made for and inspired by the Internet.
Their clients include Dazed & Confused, V Magazine, Pop Magazine, Vs Magazine, WWD, British Journal of Photography, and others.
Visit the website to see more of their work.
Giselle Behrens New York beauty photographers
“We live in a world where the eye is thirsty for unseen beauty, unique images that cry for attention. Today’s boundaries are met between commercial, fashion and fine arts. Give your viewer the gift of imagination, the opportunity to escape into fantasy, and they will decide for your brand.”
Giselle Behrens is a New York-based digital photographer with one clear goal: to create fine art photography for the fashion and commercial worlds. With a background in business and marketing, art history and a Masters in Digital Photography from SVA NYC, she understands the need for empowering a brand through visual impact.
Giselle’s photography and high-end retouching skills have received international awards and she has been exhibited worldwide in New York, Chicago and Milan. She is full of energy and is determined to transform her clients' brands into art.
Visit her website for more information.
16 Beaver Studio New York rental studios photo
16 Beaver Studio is a new rental studio for still photography and film in the heart of the desirable financial district of Manhattan. The neighbourhood is one of New York's most sought-after movie and film locations.
The elevator takes clients straight onto the top floor of a six-storey loft building, surrounded by the impressive skyscrapers of downtown New York. It offers 2000 sq. ft. of space to realize all kinds of ideas in a unique and charming environment. Two huge skylights fill the space with daylight or can be blacked out. The studio's crew is available to support all production needs, from sourcing and ordering equipment to bringing in a top catering service.
"Let us know your requirements and we are happy to help in any way possible."